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Relief Printing is one of the four manual methods of creating multiple images from a master design (a matrix).

The relief or high areas of the block receive the ink. The low areas have been carved away. For example, the surrounding area of a circle is cut away on a block and the raised area inked, the circle would be the inked area.

A sheet of paper is laid over the inked block, pressure applied to transfer the ink to the paper. When the paper is pulled off the block, the circle has been printed on the paper.


The Knowledge Base page is a new section providing explanations of the various processes and materials I use in creating my prints and watercolors.

ReliefPrints WBs in Progress ReductionProcess About Moku Hanga Woodblocks in Progress About Moku Hanga The Relief Process The Reduction Process